I think Layla really improved over the course of the show, and thought she did rather well. But compared to either Joey or Apolo, she didn't stand up.
As for the winner, this season I can honestly say that I would have been happy with either of those fellows. They were both GREAT!!! But since Joey already had dance experience, and Apolo didn't, it made it seem just a bit more "right" that Apolo won.
But WOW -- it was great, wasn't it?!?
: Skin of the Sea; socks - always a pair of socks!
: Twinings Stole / Wings of a Dream Stole / Cobblestone Sweater /
: Smidges / Mystery Stole 3, Swan Lake / cardigan shell / Mini-Cable Socks / "Branching Out" scarf by Knitty / Beaded Cuff socks / Shrug / Skull Felted Bag (morphed into this from a Skull Scarf) / lots of socks